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next at eight. investigators swarm a santa clara county freeway. after someone opens fire on a marine recruiter. the latest in a live report. and the gun control debate heats up. as the president announces the formation of a task force to tackle the issue. i'm pam moore. we'll see you i'm pam moore. we'll see you look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids hau ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound.
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get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. samaritan church preschool" was locked down for several hours. the church pastor says, the children were never in any danger. stay with kron 4 as we continue to follow developments out of cupertino. c-h-p and sheriff's deputies continue to search for suspects in both the highway shooting and the neighborhood burglaries. in new town, connecticut today. more tears. and more heartbreak. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president.
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issues likey to be at the forefront.military-style assault weapons, high capacity ammunition clips, and loopholes to get around background checks. the president said he will make very specific proposals once he gets the recommendations next month. on friday.the n- r-a will talk for the first time since the elementary school shooting. return to index of stories... california has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation - but some state lawmakers are looking to make them even stronger. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, one lawmaker says, there is still a lot of work to be done. on the heels of the horrific shooting in newtown connecticut, several california law makers are saying enough is enough. it is time to put into place more restrictions on guns. specifically assault weapons like the ones used by the shooter adam lanza. leland lee is one of those pushing for new proposals in sacramento. >> this is a time we should all be reflecting. loopholes. and he is not alone. state senator ted gaines is calling for legislation that would prevent persons with court documented mental health issues from obtaining a firearm. >> and yee adds another state senator is looking at a proposal that put the bushmaster a-r - 15 style rifle. one of the guns the shooter used in the new town school massacre, is one of the most popular weapon's in the country. three- million americans currently have this gun in their homes. kron 4's reggie kumar is here in the studio. to show us how easy it is to purchase the rifle on-line. reggie? pam. it was difficult to find assault rifles like the ar 15 for sale online in the bay area through a private owner. but, i did find one for sale in california on craigslist a private owner located in bakersfield is selling this ar-15 rifle for 900 dollars. the craigslist ad says motivated to sell but willing to trade. i found another ar-15 rifle for sale through a private owner on craigslist in las vegas.the ad says the price is 11 hundred dollars without the optics part, or 17 hundred dollars for everything. some gun ethusiasts also posted ads like this on craigslist asking to purchase a semi
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automatic rifle, willing to pay up to thousand dollars. people can also go to gunbroker dot com. type in the type of gun you're looking for. the website does have a brand new ar-15 for sale that people can bid on. the current bid is at more than 36 hundred dollars. in the bold print at the bottom of the website, it says the buyer "may" only ship the gun to a licensed gun dealer, so they can transfer it to the buyer. i only found ar-15 rifle magazines, clips and parts for sale on craigslist here in the bay area. i also searched ebay and amazon, but. didn't find assault rifles for sale on those websites, just ar-15 rifle literature and parts. pam. and ahead in a few minutes. more on the gun control issue. a professor at u-c berkeley shares his thoughts index of stories... ahead at eight. the citizens of richmond weigh in on plans to repair the chevron oil refinery which caught fire back in august. hazmat crews respond to a post office in oakland. what sickened several employees? and the fiscal cliff inching ever closer. the latest on the negotiations between president obama and house speaker, john boehner. developing tonight. the fallout from the september attack on americans in benghazi that killed four people.including bay area native.ambassador chris stevens. tonight four state department officials have resigned under pressure.because of their roles in the deadly incident. a report released today was critical of state department leadership.sating security for the americans in benghazi was quote "inadequate." the school massacre in connecticut has raised all sorts of questions about gun control laws and what should and should not be imposed. today we spoke with the author of numerous gun control books to get his take on the issue. kron 4's j.r. stone has more on what he said. and what we may soon see. pam one other issue that zimring talked about is the federal assault weapon ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004 but he doesn't think that we will see that reimposed. why is that? so does he think that brady bill reform will pass? several postal service employees are recovering tonight. after being exposed to pepper spray at a post office in oakland this morning. firefighters and hazmat crews from the oakland fire department were called to the office at macarther and high street. shortly after 10- this morning. they say at least seven employees began experiencing coughing and eye irritation. return to index of stories... most of the affected employees were treated at the scene. one was taken to a nearby hospital. no packages were involved in the incident. the nation is now only two weeks away from the fiscal cliff. the president is saying he
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and house speaker john boehner. are "pretty close" to a deal. but as kron-4's catherine heenan reports. there is also talk of a plan "b" - and lots of public squabbling. return to index of stories... the president is telling congressional republicans to get back to the bargaining table. saying the two sides are far too close to a deal to give up now. meantime - house speaker john boehner and other gop leaders are frantically trying to gather support for a fallback plan -- "plan b". it would extend bush-era tax cuts for everyone earning less than one million dollars a year. both sides sound frustrated. both sides - blaming the other for the 11th hour chaos. in response.boehner held a news conference that lasted one minute. with that - he walked off. republicans have scheduled a vote on 'plan b' - for thursday. it would head off most of the tax increases. there has been some movement this week. the president has offered house republicans a plan that would raise taxes on americans earning more than $400-thousand dollars.up from 200- thousand. he says 'take the deal.' the clock is ticking toward december 31st - with boehner saying he has not giving up on talks with the president. and at least one lawmaker is trying to sound optimistic. "darkest before the dawn. more like than not" mr. boehner may not have all the votes he needs to move his 'plan b' through the house. and the white house says , mr. obama would veto the measure anyway. we'll be right back.
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>>pam: facebook founder mark zuckerburg's mega donation to a local charitable organzation. and
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man vs. nature in washington state. as a freight train goes up against a mudslide. your forecast...with rainfall..
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>>pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. a gunman opens fire on a south bay freeway. this was the scene from sky-7 h-d, abc-7 news. police briefly shut the road down, as they searched for evidence this afternoon. the car of a military recruiter was hit four times -- he was *not injured. no word on any arrests. >> the debate over gun control - reaching a tipping point, following a deadly elementary school shooting. today - president barrack obama promised "meaningful action". we now know vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. in newtown
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connecticut - >> more victims of the school massacre laid to rest. this is video from a vigil, held in a neighboring town today. 27 people were killed in the elementary school shooting -- including the gunman last week. 20 of the those murdered were children. police tonight still searching for a possible motive in the tragedy. >> new tonight, the citizens of richmond voice their concerns about repair work planned at the damaged chevron refinery. back on august 6th, a massive fire at the refinery sent a huge column of black smoke into the skies over the east bay. now, chevron wants to repair the damage but it need permits from the city before work can be completed. kron 4's charles clifford has details. >>reporter: in the weeks following the august 6th refinery fire chevron put together a report to repair.
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however, these permits must be approved by the city. but the city put the brakes on this process questions about the choice of materials specifically, the use of chromium and no. 9 for replacing a ruptured pipeline. had also, it was rushing it's possible repair work. this meeting was held to get input. city manager, explains more. >> why was this the late? >> permits and the a use for suitable type material are important. however, on their own it is insufficient in terms of its regulatory process. there are met the other steps that need to be processed in the inherent safety of any material must be coupled with an important of program management and appropriate- management. >>reporter: they say that
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these materials are appropriate and they do not want a repeat of august 6th. they're committed to safety and in a statement they are committed to learn from a statement and committed to learn more to avoid a recurrence of what happened to in august. charles clifford, kron 4. >>pam: this body was found near this apartment building. is this not appear to be suspicious of this found could have been sleeping in that car port. how that fire started however, is still under investigation. he hopes that the mass
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firefighters discover a body after putting out a fire in a carport in campbell this morning. the fire was reported at about 1-15 this morning near an apartment building on kuehnis drive. investigators say the death does not appear to be suspicious. and say the person who was found may have been sleeping in the carport. how the fire investigation. >>pam: an aspiring marine jesus ruiz diego, was freed by immigration and customs enforcement today after being held by immigration ruiz diego grew up in san jose since he was four years old-- but didn't find out until a few years ago that he was not a legal citizen. after officials caught up with jesus at his workplace. proceedings. but thanks to efforts that included a rally in front of the ice office last month, and a petition with 5,000 signatures, he was set free. in my is one to say thank you, for everybody that signed the petition and made this possible for me to get released. i want to thank everybody for the support. >>pam: ruiz diego tells us how thankful he is to be released. ice spokeswoman said ruiz diego was released under the agency's intensive supervision program--- pending a future hearing before an immigration judge. however, despite this positive step, ruiz diego still faces deportation from the country he has called home since he was four years old. >> the city of san jose will be getting fluoride in its drinking water. san jose is
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the nation's largest city without fluoridated drinking water. the santa clara valley water district voted to endorse a funding plan for the long anticipated project. it will take another two years to finalize the details and retrofit local water plants to bring fluoride to the city's taps. until then, san jose water customers will only get a diluted amount of fluoride. >> facebook founder mark zuckerberg has made some charities very happy this year. he recently donated a half billion dollars worth of his company's stock to the silicon valley community foundation. the foundation helps donors create philanthropic strategies so their money can make the most difference around the world. last month, facebook's c-o-o, sheryl sandberg, donated about 10-million dollars worth of stock to an unidentified recipient. >>jacqueline: it is already quite cold of there. fairfield. 35 and santa
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rosa, 39 degrees in half moon bay and 37 and pleasanton. it is going to get cold with a low temperatures in the '20s and portions of the north bay. the same in fairfield, livermore and los 30's. 33 in san jose, redwood city 34 in the san mateo. we are expecting a storm to press through, overnight. we could see the tail end of that moisture system trickling in for the morning. however, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit more spotty in nature. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will
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all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. we hope you'll join us for the celebration. ..
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>>pam: now for today's market update. stocks end the day down. after little progress was reported in the ongoing budget negotiations in washington. on wall street. the dow dropped 99- points. after posting 100- point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and s-and-p-500 lost 10- points. kodak says it's selling off 525-million-dollars worth of digital imaging patents. it's all part of eastman kodak's strategy to emerge from bankruptcy in the first half of next year. the deal still needs to be approved by bankruptcy court. kodak c-e-o says the patent sale will help the company move toward "further growth and success." the company says the sale will let them to narrow their focus to
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commercial imaging technologies as they emerge from chapter 11. >> we'll have another look at the forecast. after the break. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month.
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>>pam: a mudslide takes out a freight train in everett, washington stormy weather is getting the blame for the 75-foot wide slide that derailed containers carrying soup, frozen meat, and fertilizer. other than a massive mess and travel delays for other passenger trains, no one was hurt. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> you are looking at a one
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thousand dollar navigation receiver sitting in the rear seat of this car in downtown san mateo. in the front center column is this wide screen gps in plain view and yet another box containing who knows what. in fact if you look around at cars parked in downtown san mateo you might be surprised at what you might find this mercedes while it has nothing in plan view look at this. the door is not locked. luckily i have a police officer right here so he saw me but you have to actually lock your door to be safe. in this car i found a old school ipod charging in the front seat and plenty of navigations systems good for re-gifting you might not know this but it only takes 6 seconds to break a window and steal you're belonging. now some people think hey if i put in my trunk everything is safe actually ght bad guys are watching
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want you put in your trunk san mateo police put out an alert that there have been burglaries from vehicles even in broad daylight. they along with all other cities in the bay ask that you please don't make it easier for the crooks by leaving stuff visible. i have done numerous segments around the bay hoping to educate drivers not be a victim so i'm tlling you again. do not leave anything of value visible, even these dvd's tell a crook that you might have a electronic in your car. and don't expect the average i was looking in cars for three hours and not one person who saw me called the police. in san mateo stanley roberts kron 4 news welcome back everyone. >>jacqueline: it is already cooler around portions of the bay area. 20's and 30's. 27 degrees in napa. 30's in concord, and look at a 33 and a san jose. tomorrow, 34
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degrees and a san mateo. we also have rainfall on the way. with clear skies and the clear skies are staying to the north of this storm is relatively stagnant. you can see plenty of rainfall through washington and the border of oregon. the tail and is extending well offshore. extensive rainfall than our last system. let us take a look at futurecast. the rainfall for the north they will remain concentrated. and still, by 5:00 p.m. is when we will notice by friday morning. moderate/heavy. still, pressing to the in golden gate by 10:00 a.m. even a bit more fragmented in the afternoon a look at your rainfall headlines. nearly 2 in. of rainfall in the north bay. it is largely
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going to be concentrated in the north bay. with weather advisory and wind advisories along the peninsula and the east bay shores. by 4:00 a.m., 55 m.p.h.! we could even see snowfall and the sierras. breezy to mar but nearly 1-feet at the lake level. two-feet odifferent elevations. with a series of systems. windy conditions and a saturday morning and sunday the good news is that your christmas holiday will stay dry. and to some new snowfall sierra at tahoe, a 65 in. base. with 1 in. of new snowfall at squaw valley. >>pam: in sports, the
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warriors and the kings and con kaepernick. a big honor. callin colin kaepernick...
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>> i'm jason appelbaum, gary has the night off. colin kaepernick has been named the nfc offensive
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player of the week for his four touchdown performance in the niners 41-34 upset of the patriots 13-6 but the seattle is red hot behind rookie quarterback, russell wilson had a solid defense. 50-17 they beat buffalo and before that, arizona. that is 118
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points in just two games. coach harbaugh passed if there were any similarities between the forty-niners and seattle. >> yes, they are enthusiastic and play well. i think that it is always a big, emotional game every single leak. we' alway taking that approach every single--week. the next game is the biggest week of the season. >> seattle is a 6-0 it is going to be difficult for them to have a victory but the raiders, have not had much of anything to cheer about howeverit's no secret that the raiders best player is likely their kicker. and today sebastian janikowski was named the afc special teams player of the week after he accounted for all the scoring in the raiders 15-nothing win over kansas city janikowski player of week and today he was named the afc special teams player of the week after he accounted for all the scoring in the raiders 15-nothing win over kansas city
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sebassas he is affectionately callednailed five field goals in the game, two from 50 plus yardsfor the season he has hit on 29 of 32 attempts.a 90 percent clip stanford has locked up head football coach david shaw.long term terms weren't released, but shaw had two years remaining on his previous deal, so safe to say he isn't going anywhere for a while the top ranked stanforthey will face wisconsin on january. and also, the coach of the year goes to notre dame ryan kelly. he has been named the coach of the year by the a p the number one is 12-0, notre dame and will play alabama on a january 7th. the fighting irish are planning for their championship since 1988. kelly receive 28 focus, and david shaw the we just
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mentioned it received four votes and no. 3. and the warriors. in a sacramento, they are trailing sacramento 99-88 in the fourth quarter it is just underway. and the new york knicks, with carmelo attendee after missing the last couple of teams with a sprained ankle. the first quarter, carmelo at the knee with a sidestep, 70-14, new york knicks and again carl anthony pulls up with a 3- pointer. 31 points, he is averaging 37 points. 100-86 = a new york knicks. the battle of the boroughs. and the stanford women women's basketball team got all it could handle tonight in south carolina. women - #1 stanford at #21 south carolina tara vanderveer and dawn staley hugging before game under 5 minutes left 40-39 stanford alieghsa welch hits the 3- pointer 42-40 south carolina next possession
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chiney ogumike powers in the layup and is fouled she made the free throw 44-42 stanford under 1 minute 45-45 tie mikaela reuf . with the layup to give stanford the lead for good final: 53-49 stanford >> tim lincecum has a new hair cut. this is really all the we know. meanwhile, thisthis next story is hard to believe a florida 5th grader, standing all of 4-feet-5 inches starting on the varsity high school team.
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he is nicknamed " handles"... and he creates these great shots. his father is the head coach. the only issue is that he could burn up his eligibility before it gets to high school. >> that is amazing! >> he is of 4 ft. 5 in.. >> and he is weaving in and out.; >>jacqueline: cold. already 30's. 39 degrees in half moon bay. we are in for a lot of 20's and 30's overnight with the rainfall returning tomorrow night. overnight temperatures will be a bit warmer but what weather on friday morning. >> >> we will see you at 11:00 p.m. with an update card have agreed evening. have a great evening
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